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Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2022

Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2022

Hub of Africa Fashion Week (HAFW) was created with the understanding that there is a need for an event that can highlight the growing talent of African designers and brands to the international market. The philoso­phy of the company is to be the event that can create a linkage amongst different sectors in the growing garment industry in Africa, while…

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Kenyan Designer to Watch: KEPHA MAINA

Kenyan Designer to Watch: KEPHA MAINA

Kepha Maina established his label by the same name in 2013. Focusing on ready-to-wear and high-fashion, he draws inspiration from visual artists such as Ibrahim el-Salahi, the renowned Sudanese painter and leading modernist figure. Kepha has had four key fashion showcases that have gotten international attention, and his next collection drops in September 2022. He says there is a slick,…

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Kenyan Designer to Watch: MOHAMED AWALE

Kenyan Designer to Watch: MOHAMED AWALE

Mohamed Awale of Rummage Studios [formerly Suave Studios] has established himself as one of the most exciting brands in Nairobi’s flourishing fashion scene. He takes discarded fabrics and turns them into items such as backpacks, messenger bags and smaller goods like wallets and passport holders. Awale draws inspiration from Gikomba, a huge, sprawling, open-air second-hand clothes market in Nairobi, the…

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